Dan Hammock

Dan posted 42 stories to North Coast News.
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Four facing felony charges for Ocean Shores Halloween night tagging spree

The Ocean Shores Police Department investigation into a Halloween night tagging spree…

  • Nov 21st, 2019 11:30am

Long Beach razor clam opener draws just shy of 19,000 diggers

Next round of digs start and north and south beaches Oct. 26, pending toxin test results

  • Oct 9th, 2019 11:30am

Loss of state funding leads to layoffs at GHC

A drop in enrollment at Grays Harbor College has led to a…

  • Aug 8th, 2019 9:30am

Magnitude 3.4 earthquake recorded east of Copalis Beach

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake centered four miles east of Copalis Beach was…

  • May 24th, 2019 3:12pm

Candidates list grows, especially in Ocean Shores

Still few contested races in county

  • May 14th, 2019 3:27pm
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                                A pedestrian tsunami evacuation map for Aberdeen, updated in early April, shows how long it would take to reach high ground on foot. Hannah Cleverly, Grays Harbor County Deputy Director of Emergency Management, explains it at the Tsunami Road Show Wednesday.

Tsunami Roadshow returns with new evacuation map details

Two more “tsunami roadshows” — featuring the latest information, assistance and updates…

  • Apr 23rd, 2019 9:33am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                A pedestrian tsunami evacuation map for Aberdeen, updated in early April, shows how long it would take to reach high ground on foot. Hannah Cleverly, Grays Harbor County Deputy Director of Emergency Management, explains it at the Tsunami Road Show Wednesday.
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                                Greater Grays Harbor Inc. CEO Dru Garson talks economic development at the regional chamber of commerce’s annual business forum lunch at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen Feb. 26.

GGHI outlines focus on training, child care, quality of life

Making sure workers have affordable child care, training students so they’re ready…

  • Mar 13th, 2019 11:13am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Greater Grays Harbor Inc. CEO Dru Garson talks economic development at the regional chamber of commerce’s annual business forum lunch at the Rotary Log Pavilion in Aberdeen Feb. 26.
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott

Sheriff instructs deputies to take no enforcement action regarding I-1639

Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott has instructed his deputies to “take…

  • Feb 4th, 2019 6:00pm
Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott
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                                Tony Robinson, who operates Native Beach Accessories in Copalis Crossing, helped organize the charitable event in Port Orchard. He created this eagle for Ron Pierce, one of the homeowners affected by the tornado.

Chainsaw artists gather in Port Orchard to create joy from tornado’s devastation

On Dec. 18, a rare tornado struck Port Orchard, a community of…

  • Jan 24th, 2019 12:31pm
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                                Tony Robinson, who operates Native Beach Accessories in Copalis Crossing, helped organize the charitable event in Port Orchard. He created this eagle for Ron Pierce, one of the homeowners affected by the tornado.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNIE ALLEN
                                The North Cove shoreline at the end of Seamobile Drive was pounded by surf during the Dec. 20 storm, but the cobble piled up by locals to protect the rapidly eroding shoreline appeared to do its job, keeping the loss of land to a minimum.

Rock cobble beach at North Cove working as planned, so far

The North Cove shoreline in Pacific County took a beating from high…

  • Jan 10th, 2019 10:20am
PHOTO COURTESY OF CONNIE ALLEN
                                The North Cove shoreline at the end of Seamobile Drive was pounded by surf during the Dec. 20 storm, but the cobble piled up by locals to protect the rapidly eroding shoreline appeared to do its job, keeping the loss of land to a minimum.

Port could become fiber-optic hub as transatlantic cable landing is considered

The Port of Grays Harbor and the Grays Harbor PUD have joined forces to study building a coastal “landing station” for transoceanic fiber optic cable.

  • Dec 19th, 2018 6:32am

Proposed BHP potash facility at the Port clears hurdle

The proposed BHP potash facility at the Port of Grays Harbor has…

  • Dec 7th, 2018 9:59am
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                                Tom Quigg, commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen, was selected Tuesday to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission.

UPDATED: Tom Quigg appointed to Port of Grays Harbor Commission

Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners Stan Pinnick and Phil Papac selected Tom…

  • Dec 7th, 2018 9:52am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Tom Quigg, commercial real estate broker for Windermere Real Estate in Aberdeen, was selected Tuesday to represent District 2 on the Port of Grays Harbor Commission.
(Courtesy of Polson Museum) The aftermath of the May 1918 fire at the North Western Lumber Co.

Grays Harbor’s contributions to WWI to be showcased

Feature-length slide show Nov. 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI

  • Nov 7th, 2018 9:05am
(Courtesy of Polson Museum) The aftermath of the May 1918 fire at the North Western Lumber Co.

Dems contributing heavily to Frasier in bid to unseat Walsh in the 19th

(Editor’s note: Tuesday’s general election was occurring as the North Coast News…

  • Nov 6th, 2018 8:13am
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                                Sen. Maria Cantwell, at right, talks to Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott at a panel discussion about opioid addiction in Aberdeen Monday morning. Scott explained his jail is filled to capacity and 90 percent of the inmates suffer from some kind of addiction.

Voices: Sen. Cantwell views Harbor’s opioid epidemic

Law enforcement, social services, medical providers offer local perspective

  • Nov 1st, 2018 10:02am
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP
                                Sen. Maria Cantwell, at right, talks to Grays Harbor County Sheriff Rick Scott at a panel discussion about opioid addiction in Aberdeen Monday morning. Scott explained his jail is filled to capacity and 90 percent of the inmates suffer from some kind of addiction.

Three candidates face off for County Auditor’s primary election

Two top will move on to the general election in November

  • Aug 4th, 2018 10:03am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                James Donald Walker was sentenced to the maximum of just over 7 1/2 years for second degree manslaughter for the death of James “Jimmy” Smith-Kramer on a gravel bar off Donkey Creek Road just under a year ago. Walker had pled guilty to the charge and four others associated with Smith-Kramer’s death and injuries caused to Henry Phillip Anderson during the same incident.

Quinault Nation president, victim’s uncle speak at Walker sentencing hearing

Walker pleaded guilty of manslaughter for the death of Jimmy Smith-Kramer

  • May 17th, 2018 10:47am
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                James Donald Walker was sentenced to the maximum of just over 7 1/2 years for second degree manslaughter for the death of James “Jimmy” Smith-Kramer on a gravel bar off Donkey Creek Road just under a year ago. Walker had pled guilty to the charge and four others associated with Smith-Kramer’s death and injuries caused to Henry Phillip Anderson during the same incident.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Students and guests at the Ocosta School take part in a tsunami drill Wednesday afternoon. The fortified gym building, the flat-roofed building over the buses, is designed to safely hold hundreds of people and to withstand a worst-case tsunami scenario.

Tsunami Road Show: ‘big one’ due any time, preparedness key to survival

Presentation at Ocosta gives locals possible scenarios, tips for getting through them

  • Apr 18th, 2018 1:48pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Students and guests at the Ocosta School take part in a tsunami drill Wednesday afternoon. The fortified gym building, the flat-roofed building over the buses, is designed to safely hold hundreds of people and to withstand a worst-case tsunami scenario.
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Luceman and Logan served as auctioneers at the 2018 United Way Black and White Gala fundraiser. The two are morning radio hosts on KIX 95.3 fm.

$114,000 raised at Saturday United Way fundraiser

19th annual Black and White Gala held at Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

  • Jan 31st, 2018 12:43pm
DAN HAMMOCK | THE DAILY WORLD
                                Luceman and Logan served as auctioneers at the 2018 United Way Black and White Gala fundraiser. The two are morning radio hosts on KIX 95.3 fm.